The Energy Information Administration just published this comparison on the use of coal in power generation.

The phase out of coal for natural gas has been dramatic and is the reason for the substantial reduction in carbon emissions of the grid. In 2001, 32 states had coal as their primary generating fuel. In 2021 that number has falling to 15 or the number of states relying on coal has declined by 50%. We still have a long way to go but substantial progress has been made.

As can be seen from the map, the largest concentration of coal generation remains the MISO states. These states have plans to retire coal in the near future. While that is fantastic from a climate perspective, it is also one of the forcing driving up energy prices in MISO.

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